We've heard of alternative medicine, but this is just ridiculous!
A mom from Texas is facing possible deportation after she decided to skip bringing her teenaged son to the hospital for his broken foot, and instead treating the injury herself with a lot of Tylenol!
Illegal resident Mely Saldana apparently did not want to risk bringing her 15-year-old son to the hospital because she feared being thrown out of the country — which is somewhat ironic since she faces that threat now for NOT bringing her son there!
The teenager was initially injured after being thrown to the floor during an argument with his step-father about what to watch on television. The momma quickly gathered her son, and left her husband's house.
However after being told by both a doctor and a masseuse that her son's foot was broken, and needed to be treated - the Texas mother decided she couldn't afford the hospital visit, and instead gave her son Tylenol for a whole 25 days!
Eventually the pain became so severe for the young man that his mother was forced to bring him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken ankle, and subsequently had surgery to fix the painful injury.
We're impressed he lasted that long! That sounds like pure agony!
The mother though was arrested for injury to a child and for failing to report a felony, and she was subsequently handed over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
No word yet on what her fate will be OR if anything will happen to the the step-father who caused the injury.
The step-father should really be the one who should be punished if it were up to us! What's a 15-year-old going to do without his mother?
Despite her HUGE mistake in regards to her son's injury!!!